The Cribs return to their roots in Wakefield

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The Cribs return to their roots in Wakefield

The Cribs returned to their hometown of Wakefield last Wednesday (16 May) to play the Theatre Royal as part of NME's Britain's Best Small Venue campaign in association with J.D. Roots.

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The Cribs return to their roots in Wakefield

Ryan Jarman throws classic rock star shapes at Wakefield's Theatre Royal.

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The Cribs return to their roots in Wakefield

The band played to 500 J.D. Roots competition winners, taking to the stage to the strains of Kiss's gonzo rock anthem 'God Gave Rock'n'Roll To You'.

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The Cribs return to their roots in Wakefield

In a break from the sweaty, heaving norm, The Cribs delivered a set of favourites to a - initially at least - seated crowd.

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The Cribs return to their roots in Wakefield

Ross Jarman masters levitation at The Cribs' first Wakefield show in more than five years.

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The Cribs return to their roots in Wakefield

In a 90-minute set, the crowd managed to get to their feet for Cribs classics including 'Men's Needs' and 'Hey Scenesters!', and 'Anna' and 'Chi-Town' from new album 'In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull'.

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The Cribs return to their roots in Wakefield

Gary Jarman takes to the mic during the Wakefield show that also marked The Cribs' official 10th anniversary.

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The Cribs return to their roots in Wakefield

The Cribs closed the J.D. Roots hometown gig with - appropriately enough - 'Arena Rock Encore With Full Cast'.

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